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used in Wuthering Heights

5 uses
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prevent from happening


turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  • She averted her face: he apparently put some question which she had no mind to answer.
    Chapter 11 (25% in)
  • For his life he could not avert that excess of emotion: mingled anguish and humiliation overcame him completely.
    Chapter 11 (63% in)
  • Earnshaw had his countenance completely averted from his companion.
    Chapter 21 (45% in)
  • 'No,' she repeated, and continued sauntering on, pausing at intervals to muse over a bit of moss, or a tuft of blanched grass, or a fungus spreading its bright orange among the heaps of brown foliage; and, ever and anon, her hand was lifted to her averted face.
    Chapter 22 (29% in)
  • 'No, I'm not hungry,' he answered, averting his head, and speaking rather contemptuously, as if he guessed I was trying to divine the occasion of his good humour.
    Chapter 34 (9% in)

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